Job Opportunities

Below are specific job listings, including positions at Duke Divinity School, that have been submitted to the school.

August 06, 2014
Church, Ministry
Student Minister
Mount Carmel Baptist Church
Full time
Chapel Hill, NC USA

This minister will serve Youth and College Students specifically, however
the primary responsibilities are somewhat flexible depending on the ministers gifts and experience. The primary duties will include: creating opportunities for discipleship and spiritual formation through education, care giving, community building, missions, and fellowship.

Barrett Freeman

August 06, 2014
Church, Administration, Church, Ministry
Senior Pastor
Hopewell Baptist Church
Full time
Holton, Indiana US

The Senior Pastor will serve as the spiritual leader of the church. The successful candidate must have excellent speaking abilities who can  communicate relevant, Biblically accurate messages weekly. This person must be an energetic facilitator with strong organizational skills who will interact with a 5 member deacon board and numerous committees and event coordinators in planning the annual church calendar. In addition the Senior Pastor will be responsible for effectively sharing the gospel and communicating the vision of the church, as well as leading and developing the staff and lay leadership of the church.

Donald Comer
(812) 756-0315

August 05, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Youth Ministry
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
Part time
Danville, VA USA

General Responsibilities:
Build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive youth ministry while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.

Organizational Relationship and Supervision:
The Director of Youth Ministries (DYM) reports regularly to the Pastor for spiritual and ministry guidance. The Staff Parish Relations Committee provides an annual evaluation of the DYM’s performance based upon previously agreed upon yearly goals. The DYM will be responsible and subject to United Methodist polity and doctrine, informed by the United Methodist Guidelines for Youth Ministries and St. Luke’s church policies. Attendance at the following meetings is expected: Church Council, Education Committee, and Youth Council and staff meetings.

The Primary Task:
There shall be a comprehensive approach to the development and implementation of the youth ministry at all levels in the connectional system of the United Methodist Church and in all ministry areas of the local church. This comprehensive approach is based on the understanding of the primary task of youth ministry to:
•    love youth where they are
•    encourage youth in developing their relationship to God through Christ
•    provide them with opportunities for nurture and growth
•    challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and world

1.    Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns and needs of youth in the local church and community.
2.    Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach.
3.    Support and guide the work of the Youth Council in an annual process of evaluating the vision and goals of the youth ministry and directing monthly planning sessions.
4.    Mentor youth in developing their leadership skills.
5.    Be aware of resources for developing the youth ministry programming and participate in continuing education events and training opportunities.
6.    Recruit and train volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios.
7.    Coordinate Sunday school curriculum for youth (grades 6-12) and recruit teachers in partnership with the Pastor and Youth Sunday School Teachers.
8.    Coordinate Wednesday night program for youth (grades 6-12) and recruit adult leaders in partnership with Committee on Lay Leadership and Development.
9.    Plan and coordinate youth Vacation Bible School.
10.    Plan and coordinate summer activities, camps, retreats, and conferences.
11.    Coordinate and teach Confirmation classes in partnership with the pastor and provide leadership for confirmands, mentors, and parents beyond the classroom.
12.    Reach un-churched youth in the community and develop a strategic youth ministry outreach plan.
13.    Keep records of youth participation and manage the youth ministry budget.
14.    Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all available resources (email, website, bulletin, newsletter, bulletin board, etc.). Ensure communication with church staff and leadership, parents, and the congregation as a whole.
15.    Make yourself available to youth in a variety of ways (i.e. attendance at extracurricular activities, visitation, times of crisis, etc.)
16.    Work in concert with other staff members and maintain a teamwork mentality.
17.    Ensure that the Child Protection Policy is observed in all youth ministry settings.

Tilden Bridges
(434) 857-6043

August 01, 2014
Church, Ministry, Education, Other
Chaplain's Assistant
Raleigh Episcopal Campus Ministry
Full time
Raleigh, North Carolina United States

Chaplain’s Assistant Job Description
Raleigh Episcopal Campus Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina reaches out to students at NC State University, Shaw University, Meredith College, Peace College, and Wake Technical Community College with the three-fold aim of fostering worship, community, and justice. .  This person is a young adult, with a Bachelor’s degree, age range 23-30.
 Job Title: Chaplain’s Assistant

Supervisor: Chaplain

Job Purpose: Support the Raleigh ECM Chaplain in building a worshipping community of hospitality among students members of Raleigh ECM.

Job Duties:
•    Provides an Episcopal presence on the Raleigh college campuses, evangelizing and building relationships with individual student members, social justice organizations, interfaith groups, meeting regularly on and off campus for relational meetings.
•    Fosters a sense of community among the whole by being present at community events and working to facilitate conversation, welcome newcomers, and attend to student members.
•    Offers liturgical support to the Chaplain at Sunday services, serving as sacristan, lay reader, Eucharistic minister, and preacher (in concert with Chaplain).
•    Plans, coordinates, and facilitates Bible study, small-group formation, and large-group discussion in concert with Chaplain.
•    Actively participates on Leadership Team and mentors, organizes, and provides leadership to student leaders in concert with Chaplain.
•    Discerns, organizes, and facilitates social justice events for ECM.
•    Administers Raleigh ECM communication media (including website, iContact e-mail list, Facebook page, etc.).
•    Attends and assists with Fall and Spring Break community trips.
•    Gathers information, evangelizes with the Chaplain on starting a young adult worship service.
•    Maintains a presence at the Cheshire House (2208 Hope St., Raleigh)
•    Hours are 30 per week and negotiable.

Outgoing, energetic, people person, who will exemplify a role model of young adult Christian for the students, experience with relational ministry, commitment to social justice, comfortable with and committed to Episcopal polity and doctrine.

Deborah Fox
(919) 834-2428

July 23, 2014
Ministry, Non-Church, Other
Church Mobilization Director
Richmond Justice Initiative
Full time
Richmond, Virginia United States of America

Objective: The Church Mobilization Director under direction of RJI leadership will create a strategic plan to help realize the mission of RJI: to educate, equip and mobilize communities with the tools needed to be a force in the global movement to end human trafficking.

Supervisor: Sara Pomeroy, Director

Baseline Qualifications:
-Minimum age of 21 years
-College degree or equivalent education and experience
-Conversant in diverse church traditions
-Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
-Willing/able to speak and preach in diverse settings (schools, churches, community groups) with awareness of context

Personal Qualifications
-Self-starter, able to problem solve and work independently with little supervision
-Able to create and maintain strategic plan in coordination with RJI staff
-Networker, looking to help make connections in broad and diverse faith settings
-Able to manage multiple administrative tasks accurately, giving attention to detail
-Fundraiser, looking to raise support and increase network of financial donors

Key Responsibilities:
-Create a strategic plan in conjunction with RJI staff to mobilize churches across the state and provide support to other Justice Initiatives around the state
-Serve as the liaison between the churches and RJI
-Oversee program administration and volunteer support in the following areas
-Maintain the church mobilization speaking calendar
-Maintain inventory of supplies and curriculum for speaking engagements
-Church database: Input and maintain church data including, registration forms, class attendance, surveys, attachments, completion certificates etc.
-Create and send out communication to partner churches at least once per month
-Create mobilization literature to share in diverse church settings
-Maintain spreadsheet of active volunteers and church relationships
-Schedule shadowing opportunities and required training opportunities
-Respond to phone calls/emails as related to RJI Church Mobilization

The above statements are intended to describe the general work tasks expected form an individual assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed.

To apply, please go to RJI website.

Sara Pomeroy
(804) 878-1729

July 15, 2014
Church, Ministry
Choir Director
Elizabeth UMC
Part time
Smithfield , NC USA

To take the leadership role in providing a meaningful and effective musical component of worship. Currently this is a volunteer position, with the possibility of minimal compensation in the future.

The Choir Director is to be a believer in Christ, who genuinely loves people, radiates trust and confidence, and exemplifies Christian character. This person will show a level of spiritual maturity, which encourages both the choir and congregation to see them as an example of Christian discipleship. The Choir Director is expected to be able to read music and have experience directing choirs. This person will have the ability to minister through a music program consisting of a variety of music styles.

The Choir Director is accountable to the Chairperson of Worship, the Chairperson of the Staff Parish Relations Committee, and the Pastor.

-The choir director is responsible for the selection of the music to be presented by the choir each week and for special programs/ events.
-Plan and conduct choir rehearsals.
-Work with the Pastor to coordinate choir music that compliments themes, lectionary calendar, and special services whenever possible.
-Familiarize self with the doctrines of the United Methodist Church and select music that consistently reflects these doctrines.
-Order new music staying within the budget for choir music.
-Attend meetings of the Worship Committee and Ad Council of the church.
-Assume responsibility for the organization and care of choir music, equipment, and supplies.
-Work closely with the accompanist by choosing music that maintains a balance between the abilities of the accompanist and the choir.
-Arrive at church 30 minutes prior to services.
-Notify the Chairperson of the Worship Committee and Pastor as far in advance as possible if unable to attend a service or rehearsal.
-A one month review and evaluation will be held and a yearly review held at the end of the first year and subsequent years thereafter.

Pat Anthony
(919) 413-3633

July 15, 2014
Church, Ministry
Associate Pastor of Family Life and Music
Manly Memorial Baptist Church
Full time
Lexington, Virginia United States

Principle Function:
This is a full-time position, reporting directly to the Senior Pastor.  The associate pastor will serve in the dual capacity of family life ministry and music ministry.  The associate pastor will establish an outreach in the local community to engage and invite families to Manly, by building relationships so that the Manly Memorial Baptist Church has greater visibility to present God’s message of love and forgiveness.  In addition the associate pastor will provide coordination with the Children’s Director and Youth Director to support these individuals in providing faith-based, programming to children, youth, and their families.  The associate pastor will also handle choral and instrumental preparation and directing, as well as conduct congregational singing in the worship services.
Compensation is based on experience and comparable church size.
•    Working with the senior pastor, formulate and implement a vision for  family ministry.  
•    Assist the senior pastor in missional leadership to take the church outside the building.
•    Develop initiatives and programs to engage families in the community.
•    Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations (including W&L & VMI), schools, and resources that relate to youth and family ministries.
•    Supervision of Directors in the planning and executing of small group Bible study, retreats, camps, missional; providing curriculum and resources;  and identifying leadership potential in youth and assuring developmental opportunities.
•    Be an advocate for our children and youth by educating the congregation about their hopes, concerns, and needs in our church and community, and engage children and youth workers as vital partners in this ministry using a team approach.
•    Build a sense of community within the congregation, and be supportive to the overall ministry goals of the church; which includes active participation in staff meetings (which plan and implement church and community events).
•    Maintain faithful attendance at all regularly scheduled services.
•    Keep social media portals active and continually engage our young people and families with them.
•    Prepare, lead and direct choir and instrumentalists; conduct congregational singing.
•    Work with senior pastor to design meaningful worship services.
•    Budget line responsibility for family life and music, and oversight of children and youth.


•    Knowledge and experience in the philosophy, psychology and principles of Christian education
•    Undergraduate degree required; Master’s degree from Divinity school or Seminary preferred.
•    Scripturally-grounded, and ability to communicate the truths of God’s word clearly and effectively.
•    Proven computer and social media skills.
•    Excellent leadership skills, including organizational and communication skills.
•    Knowledge of and experience with a variety of Christian music and music styles.
•    Experience in choral and instrumental preparation, directing, and conducting congregational singing.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

Dr. Mike Wilkins
(540) 463-4181

July 14, 2014
Church, Ministry
Student Ministry Intern
Roxboro Baptist Church
Part time
Roxboro, North Carolina United States

Roxboro Baptist Church is seeking a part-time student intern who will oversee the ministry to youth (grades 6-12) during the 2014-2015 academic year. This person’s primary responsibilities will include preparing and leading the Sunday and Wednesday evening youth meetings, planning the calendar of service and fellowship events in cooperation with the Youth Council, and conducting all such events.

This intern will also be invited to practice ministry in other areas of church life as part of a holistic service-learning experience. These opportunities may include worship leadership, preaching, and pastoral care.

Interested seminary students should submit a resume and a brief letter of introduction to the senior minister, Rev. DuPre Sanders.

DuPre Sanders
(336) 599-9248

July 09, 2014
Church, Ministry
Director of Children's Ministries
Genesis UMC
Part time
Cary, NC US

Genesis United Methodist Church, Cary is seeking to hire a part-time Director of Children’s Ministries (the “DCM”) to plan, implement and evaluate programs to meet the needs of children ages birth through and including 5th grade.  To learn more, the job description and church application can be found here:

Please submit resume AND completed church application if you feel qualified to be considered for this position via email.  Notification and an interview process will take place for only the selected candidates.  Please no phone calls or mailings to the church office.  At Genesis, our Core Values are to Love God, Love Neighbor, and Make Disciples.  Thank you for your interest.

Nick Caronna
(919) 303-6050

July 09, 2014
Church, Ministry
Part Time Pianist/ Worship Leader
Cedar Grove United Methodist Church - Pittsboro
Part time
Pittsboro , NC US

The primary function of this position is leading worship music through piano and singing for a predominately traditional worship service.
The music will be prepared well in advance of the services of worship and designed to lead the congregation both in singing and in quiet worship.  The worship leader has the principle responsibility to lead using music, scripture, prayer, and the arts to create an atmosphere for a creative and meaningful worship experience.  Further, he or she would be responsible for leading music and coordinating any special services such as funerals, holidays, etc. as needed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
·       Recruit and assist a music volunteers in supplying expertise in the area of traditional and contemporary music for worship in a United Methodist Church.
·       Meet weekly with the pastor for worship planning.
·       Responsible for building up and the good upkeep of the Music Ministry’s instruments and resources.
·       Based on a 2-5 hour week, understanding that some weeks will be less, and some weeks more, depending on the season and the musical needs for the season.
·       The scope of this position will change in time as the ministry of the church continues to evolve.
·       The ideal candidate will be a team player.
Distribution of Responsibilities (based on 3-5hours per week):
·       2 hours in preparation for worship on Sunday
·       1 hours meeting and planning
·       1 hour of worship and 30 minutes of preparation each Sunday

Base Salary:  $5,000           
Reports to:    Senior Pastor and the Pastor Parish Committee

Leah Skaggs
(919) 924-6589